There is still so much to show from the many collections on display during the Press Days. From unique handmade bowties to gorgeous golden jewelry. Get ready for a lot of clothing and accessories for the Fall and Winter of 2015.
Let's get right to it. Check out this vest by EDC, a clothing line from Esprit. It has a bold graphic design but looks toned down, because of its black and white colors. I did not shop a lot at Esprit, but ever since I got my vest there... I walk in the stores more often, and this would look great in my closet too! Now I really love high heels, but living in Belgium makes it impossible for me to wear them (ack, I am getting old). Nevertheless, I can never say no to real beauties.. just like this one by Guess Accessories. It does not come cheap (a bit more than 200 euros), but these ankle boots would fit perfectly under any outfit. The heels may be high, but they are not very thin so that makes them more wearable.
A new brand for me this season is Ciao Tutti. It is an accessories brand that mainly produces scarves, but the scarves are really unique with special designs and textures (such as fur - I am unable to find whether it is real fur or fake fur). So if you are still looking for a high-end and unique scarf then Ciao Tutti might be for you! I had to try out some sunnies by Dolce and Gabbana. Despite some weird comments the owners made online, the sunglasses still are lovely. I really love the metallic and silver design of this piece. State of Art is a preppy fashion brand with classic designs, such as polos and elegant briefcases (as seen below). This briefcase immediately caught my attention, because they remind me of those classic briefcases professor own in fancy ivy-league universities (I have seen way too many movies). I actually own such a briefcase myself :')
Have you ever heard of the webshop Wander&Co? I check out their instagram page every now and then, and it is filled with the most beautiful pictures of fun and unique products, such as the cute hygienic products (hand balm and tooth paste) with an important message displayed below. It is filled with decorative items, so if you want more unique products in your home... then be sure to check out the brand!
When I saw this ring (or should I say: these rings) by Lore van Keer Jewelry Design I immediately stopped and asked for more information. I love how this item is so simple yet very bold at the same time. The jewelry brand exists five year and has designed a new collection to celebrate this. The collection is called "Stereotype" and has loads of unique geometric designs!
On to a brand that caught me by surprise: Garcia Jeans. A Dutch fashion brand, created by two Italians, that started out with the productions of jeans and over the years has expanded to complete fashion lines for both men and women. The brand is described as "a synergy of Dutch business and Italian style" and I am loving the style for the women's collection the upcoming seasons. The shirts all appealed to me. They were simple but they all had something special to them. For example: fur, cut-out designs, or lace. I will definitely be keeping my eye on this brand.
If you are looking for fancy and unique bowtie for your boyfriend, husband, brother, father, a person of the male sex, then check out Comme les Loups! This brand specializes in exclusive and handmade bowties. I wonder whether my boyfriend would wear this.. but aren't these designs perfect for special occasions, such as a gala or a wedding? Well, I know where my boyfriend and I are going to look for bowties if we ever get married.. and he wants to wear a bowtie ^^
I think Caroline Biss always has interesting new clothing items in its collections and this season is no different. I could really liked this warm and fuzzy jacket in a soft light blue. I tend to buy very neutral-colored jackets (i.e. black, grey, brown colors) rather than going for more colorful ones, but I want to make a change in that. Let's hope I dare to make that move. Surely, you know Replay! Last season they created their Hyperflex Jeans, which seemed really comfy, and this season this cute little bag caught my eye. I love small crossbody bags, because they are my go-to bag all day everyday.
Belgian companies are often showcased during the press days. I can't blame the Belgians for loving their national brands! It ensures you get to see smaller companies with really unique designs. This also goes for Wim Meeussen Goudsmederij (Goldsmith/Jeweler). The brand focusses on engagement and wedding rings, but they also create necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other golden jewelry. Another Belgian brand is Pas de Deux, created in 1993, specializing in maternity wear. Say what? Am I thinking about that already? Err, well no. I just did not think the clothing looked like maternity wear at all and I thought that was well worth sharing! Just look at this beautiful soft pink jacket! How fashionable would expecting mommies be in it?
Everyone must know the big Spanish brand called Desigual. I mean, the clothing items just scream for attention. That is not really my style, but I was pleased to hear that they are toning down some of their designs.. because it becomes more wearable for me. They also have accessories such as colorful umbrellas and funky perfumes. I have smelled a couple and they have quirky names, e.g.: Love, Sex, Fun. I guess that is just fitting for Desigual, right?!
Zenggi Amsterdam is a Dutch fashion brand for women that creates effortless feminine clothing. It is great for the taller ladies, because these items will suit your body better than short women. So if you want to look simple, classy and timeless.. then it might be worth looking at. The picture above is an example of how lovely the outfits can be! The Stavros Sisters is a jewelry brand that comes from Antwerp and creates 100% handmade collection. They are influenced by the Greek islands and this influence can be found in the cross and the protector against the evil eye. That bracelet is just beautiful.
Unfortunately, we ended up quite early at the "Star of Bombay", namely Bombay Saphire Gin, so I could not try the gin yet. Maybe next time. It looks beautiful though, so I had to take a picture with the lovely Inez. Before ending this post on the press days I want to give a special mention to the new fashion brand called "From Warsaw". It is a new high-end fashion brand that creates seasonless (=simple and classic) designs for women. Well, that was it for now. Which brand has caught your eye the most? What brand would you like to learn more about?